2003 Colorado Rockies season

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2003 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Dan O'Dowd
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television KTVD
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
(George Frazier, Drew Goodman)
Local radio KOA (AM)
(Jack Corrigan, Jeff Kingery)
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The Colorado Rockies' 2003 season was the 11th for the Rockies. They tried to win the National League West. Clint Hurdle was the manager. They played home games at Coors Field. They finished with a record of 74-88, 4th in the NL West.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 16, 2002: Mike Hampton was traded by the Colorado Rockies with Juan Pierre and cash to the Florida Marlins for Charles Johnson, Preston Wilson, Pablo Ozuna, and Vic Darensbourg.[1]
  • January 8, 2003: Chris Stynes was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]
  • January 23, 2003: Steve Reed was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[3]
  • January 24, 2003: José Hernández and Mark Sweeney were signed as Free Agents by the Colorado Rockies.[4] [5]
  • February 3, 2003: Darren Oliver was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[6]
  • March 21, 2003: Jack Cust was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Baltimore Orioles for Chris Richard.[7]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 100 61 0.621 57–24 43–37
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 77 0.525 15½ 46–35 39–42
Arizona Diamondbacks 84 78 0.519 16½ 45–36 39–42
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 26½ 49–32 25–56
San Diego Padres 64 98 0.395 36½ 35–46 29–52


Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 9, 2003: Greg Vaughn was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[8]
  • June 3, 2003: Ian Stewart was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2003.[9]
  • June 20, 2003: José Hernández was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Chicago Cubs for Mark Bellhorn.[10]
  • June 28, 2003: Gabe Kapler was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Colorado Rockies.[11]
  • July 13, 2003: Ben Petrick was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Detroit Tigers for Adam Bernero.[12]
  • August 26, 2003: Gregg Zaun was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[13]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • René Reyes (Jul 22)
    • Garrett Atkins (Aug 3)
    • Clint Barmes (Sep 5)
  • Pitchers:
    • Javier López (Apr 1)
    • Jason Young (May 12)
    • Matt Miller (Jun 27)
    • Chin-hui Tsao (Jul 25) [14]

Roster[edit]

2003 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2003 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Charles Johnson 108 356 82 .230 20 61
1B Todd Helton 160 583 209 .358 33 117
2B Ronnie Belliard 116 447 124 .277 8 50
SS Juan Uribe 87 316 80 .253 10 33
3B Chris Stynes 138 443 113 .335 11 73
LF Jay Payton 157 600 181 .302 28 89
CF Preston Wilson 155 600 169 .282 36 141
RF Larry Walker 143 454 129 .284 16 79

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Hernández, JoséJosé Hernández 69 257 61 .237 8 27
Norton, GregGreg Norton 114 179 47 .263 6 31
Estalella, BobbyBobby Estalella 46 140 28 .200 7 21
Reyes, RenéRené Reyes 53 116 30 .259 2 7
Bellhorn, MarkMark Bellhorn 48 110 26 .236 0 4
Sweeney, MarkMark Sweeney 67 97 25 .258 2 14
Butler, BrentBrent Butler 37 90 19 .211 1 4

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jennings, JasonJason Jennings 32 181.1 12 13 5.11 119
Oliver, DarrenDarren Oliver 33 180.1 13 11 5.04 88
Chacón, ShawnShawn Chacón 23 137.0 11 8 4.60 93
Stark, DennyDenny Stark 17 78.2 3 3 5.83 30

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cook, AaronAaron Cook 43 124.0 4 6 6.02 43
Cruz, NelsonNelson Cruz 20 53.2 3 5 7.21 38
Elarton, ScottScott Elarton 11 51.2 4 4 6.27 20
Tsao, Chin-huiChin-hui Tsao 9 43.1 3 3 6.02 29
Jones, ToddTodd Jones 33 39.1 1 4 8.24 28

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Fuentes, BrianBrian Fuentes 75 3 3 4 2.75 82
López, JavierJavier López 75 4 1 1 3.70 40
Speier, JustinJustin Speier 72 3 1 9 4.05 66
Reed, SteveSteve Reed 67 5 3 0 3.27 39
Jiménez, JoséJosé Jiménez 63 2 10 20 5.22 45

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Rick Sofield
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Marv Foley
A Visalia Oaks California League Stu Cole
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Joe Mikulik
Short-Season A Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League Ron Gideon
Rookie Casper Rockies Pioneer League P. J. Carey
[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wilsopr01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stynech01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/reedst01.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hernajo01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sweenma01.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/oliveda02.shtml
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/richach01.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/vaughgr01.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stewaia01.shtml
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bellhma01.shtml
  11. ^ Gabe Kapler Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bernead01.shtml
  13. ^ Gregg Zaun Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/yearly/debut.php?y=2003&l=NL
  15. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007